Recreational Rowing at Lea Rowing Club
Do you have some free time and would like to get on the water? Recreational Rowing is perfect for people of all ages who wish to row in a friendly and supportive environment.
The Recreational Rowing group meets on Wednesday and Friday mornings, and on Sundays. It provides the ideal setting for rowers with some existing ability who want to row or scull for fun or for fitness, or to develop their skills without the pressure of competitive squad rowing.
We row and scull in stable quads, fours, pairs and doubles over a four mile stretch of the river.
We welcome men and women of all ages and abilities. However, it is essential that rowers have had experience at another club or have completed a Learn To Row course.
Sessions start at 9.30am on Wednesdays and Fridays, and at 12.00 midday on Sundays and last approximately two hours.
Recreational Rowers have the opportunity to compete in our own regattas. We also take part in other recreational events around the South East and further afield.
Information on Recreational membership suscriptions can be found on our Membership & Fees resources page.
If you are interested in joining the Recreational Rowing squad, please get in touch via our Contact page.
Recreational Squad racing at Lea Spring Regatta 2019. Photography © Stephen Furner (Tottenham Photography Club)
A Member’s Story
“It’s the best set-up for me”
– Jo, Freelance Writer
Jo (at front of boat) with friends from the recreational squad.
“When I left my job to work for myself, I had more control over my own time. I have always kept fit but was looking for something more stimulating than the gym. Rowing seemed to offer the ideal combination: it is a chance to get out into nature, as well as being an excellent workout. It also gives me the opportunity to work within a team, which is important to me because working from home can be isolating at times. Recreational rowing has exceeded my expectations. There are, of course, many glorious sunny mornings on the water, but even the snow has not stopped me, as it is such good fun and I am improving my technique all the time. It is a very sociable group, so we often have coffee or lunch together after the sessions. It is a great way to spend a morning.”